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Sluys (Sluis)
Hand coloured copperplate engraving of the Dutch city of Sluis, as seen from above. With explanatory title (Sluys) at the top of the plate and written in a cartouche in the bottom right corner: 'SLVSA teutonicae Flan:driae opp: admodum elegans'. The city crest of Sluis in the top left corner and a crest in the right. ca. 1582. This print is copied after Braun and Hogenberg (1581). Overall size: 29,5 x 36,5 cm; plate size: 23,7 x 32,3 cm. Good state. Some age related discolouration. Pasted to a piece of contemporary paper. Roughly coloured. Handlaid paper with a fold in the middle. The painted crests overflowed into each other in the folding of the print. This print originates from 'Lodovico Guicciardini, Descrittione di tutti i Paesi bassi (...), Antwerpen, Plantijn, 1582'. This was an influential account of the history and the arts of the Low Countries, accompanied by city maps by various leading engravers. Deys 2001.
      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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